Dance Tradition

Please use proper sources and citations to answer these questions.


  • Based on the YouTube interview with Andrew Scott, what is important about the Quadrille dance for St. Lucians?
  • What has been expressed as the importance of revival of the Quadrille dance tradition?
  • Why is quadrille dance, as a performing art form, important to St Lucians (people of St. Lucia)?
  • What is the connection between dancing and community?
  • According to Roger Abrahams, “Creolization, as a cultural process, offers a way by which to negotiate and cultural approximations and disassociations.” Using quadrille dance as an example, describe how participation in the dance ritual assists in negotiating cultural associations.



Crowley, Daniel J. 1957, Jan. “Song and Dance in St. Lucia”. Ethnomusicology. Vol. 1, No. 9 p. 4-14.

Cyrille, Dominique O. “Creole Quadrilles of Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia.” Manuel, Peter. 2009. Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean. Philadelphia:


“Exploring Cultural Dance – Quadrille. Andrew Scott & Evette Phillips demonstrate St Lucian Quadrille.” YouTube video, 7:08. Posted by CACOEU2000.

“Exploring Cultural Dance – Quadrille. Caroline Muraldo & members of her dance groups talk Quadrille.” YouTube videos, 22:24. Posted by CACOEU2000.

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